A Buck Clayton Jam Session 1975

A Buck Clayton Jam Session 1975

by Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton


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Jazz suffered a major loss when, in the late 1960s, Buck Clayton had to retire from playing due to problems with his lip. But instead of permanently retiring from jazz altogether, he continued to make his mark as an arranger, bandleader, and educator. Clayton doesn't play at all on A Buck Clayton Jam Session: 1975; instead, this blowing date finds him overseeing and directing a 12-piece band that includes Joe Newman and Money Johnson on trumpet, Vic Dickenson and George Masso on trombone, Buddy Tate, Buddy Johnson, and Sal Nistico on tenor sax, Lee Konitz and Earle Warren on alto sax, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. To be sure, that's a variety of musicians -- some have strong swing credentials, others were primarily hard boppers, and you even have a musician who came out of the Cool School (Konitz) and went on to explore post-bop. But they manage to find common ground on this swing-oriented jam, which concentrates on Clayton's own compositions and emphasizes blowing, blowing, and more blowing. Thankfully, the liner notes list the order of the solos. Originally a vinyl LP in the '70s and reissued on CD in 1995 (when Chiaroscuro added two previously unreleased bonus tracks), A Buck Clayton Jam Session is less than essential but is an enjoyable jam that die-hard swing fans will appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/1995
Label: Chiaroscuro Records
UPC: 0091454014323
catalogNumber: 143
Rank: 118236

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buck Clayton   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Conductor
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
George Masso   Trombone
Sal Nistico   Tenor Saxophone
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Milt Hinton   Bass
Money Johnson   Trumpet
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Buck Clayton   Arranger
Hank O'Neal   Producer
Rollo Phlecks   Cover Design
Fred Miller   Engineer

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